Lesbians didn’t always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility and transformed the social imagination about queerness. DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION! features an array of filmmakers, including Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, and Vicky Du. Film critics B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and Sarah Schulman contextualize the history of queer women’s films and share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives as well as discussing the expression of queer identity through film.
Océanerosemarie, a fun-loving osteopath, who surrounds herself with many friends – mainly ex-girlfriends – has a chance encounter with the stunning Cécile. While out for a jog in the woods, she sees Cécile (Alice Pol) doing gymnastics. When Cécile tumbles from her handstand, Océanerosemarie rushes to her side to lend a hand and a healing touch. It doesn’t take long for Océanerosemarie to become smitten with Cécile and convinced that she is “The One” for her.
Lauren is about to embark on the most wild Thanksgiving holiday of her life, but coming home – and coming out during the holidays – is fraught with surprises. LEZ BOMB is an entertaining multi-generational comedy of errors, full of laughs and tender moments. Still closeted, but very much wanting to come out, Lauren (Writer-Director Jenna Laurenzo) brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving with the intent of coming out to her extended family. Little does she know that every effort to come out will be thwarted.